At Dr. Raffi Aynaciyan’s orthodontics clinic in Toronto, we encourage early diagnosis as much as possible in order to reduce the need for complex or prolonged treatment down the road. Generally, during an orthodontic check-up no later than the age of seven, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists, an orthodontist can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. Some orthodontic problems, if detected early on, may be easier to correct.
With early treatment, your orthodontist can:
It’s not always easy for parents to determine if their child may be in need of orthodontic treatment down the road. If your child is around the age of seven, we recommend scheduling a visit with Dr. Raffi Aynaciyan for an orthodontic evaluation. We’ll look for signs such as thumb sucking, an overbite or under bite, grinding or clenching, and more. Just remember, knowledge is power, so please don’t hesitate to call. Children and teens will enjoy the benefits of early treatment for a lifetime.